Today is Friday, May 17 and as if you didn’t already want to explore this culturally rich city, Forbes has shared 10 photos that will make you want to visit Boston, take a look here.

Here’s what else you need to know for this weekend…

7:00AM Bike to Work Day. Join Boston-area residents at City Hall Plaza to celebrate National Bike to Work Day. There will be free breakfast snacks and an expo on City Hall Plaza from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Registration is free and encouraged. By registering, you can reserve a limited-edition Boston Bikes t-shirt, see additional details here.

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11:00AM Learn about the Community Preservation Act at the North End Library. Community Preservation is hosting a Neighborhood Meet and Greet at the North End Library. Come to learn more about CPA funding for historic preservation, parks and open spaces & affordable housing, see additional information here.

1:00PM Friday Films at the North End Library: Women’s Pictures: When Women Ruled the Movie Box Office. Join the North End Library in April and May for their Friday Films series: Women’s Pictures: When Women Ruled the Movie Box Office, curated and introduced by Professor Barry Marshall. This week’s film is I Know Where I’m Going, see additional details here.

5:00PM NEMPAC Music Theatre Troupe present Once Upon a Mattress. Stop by the Improv Asylum for NEMPAC’s Music Theatre Troupe production of “Once Upon a Mattress” and watch it captivate students with the work of Rodgers & Hammerstein, by Mary Rodgers (music), Marshal Barer (lyrics), and Dean Fuller & Jay Thompson (book) specially adapted for young people to perform. or additional questions, please contact NEMPAC’s Educational Programs Director Manda S. Amodio mshepherd@nempacboston.org.

Summer in the City Returns to the Greenway June 15th:

Plan your events with the Community Calendar:

Saturday, May 18

8:00AM Free Ferry Day. Celebrate the start of the 2019 ferry service to the Harbor Islands. Catch the ferry to either Spectacle or Georges Island right from downtown Boston’s Long Wharf North. The ticket window opens at 8 AM. On nice weather days, all free ferry tickets are distributed before 11 AM, with all of the departures listed below completely booked at that point, see additional details here.

10:00AM Free History Walking Tour. Join Scot Krueger of the Friends of the Boston Harborwalk at the Boston Harbor Hotel for a combination virtual and walking tour to examine the role that geology has played in the history of Boston, see additional details here.

10:30AM Lecture: From Clark’s Square to Methodist Alley: North End Church. Stop by the North End Library to hear the North End Historical Society president and local historian, Alex Goldfeld, give an illustrated presentation about Old North, New Brick, First Baptist, and many other houses of worship in the neighborhood. Other Boston churches, like the Manifesto Church and Old West, will be included for context and comparison, see additional details here.

10:30AM Piccoli Lettori – Italian reading group for little ones. Join I AM Books for its Italian reading group for little ones at 189 North Street! Children (0-4) and their parents will engage in multiple readings and games for a fun morning of Italian language and learning.

1:00PM Whole Harmony at Shake the Three. Stop by 67 Salem Street for an afternoon of tasting New England grown herbal teas and fire tonics.

1:00PM Meet Harriet, Daughter of Paul Revere. Diane Lent brings to life Harriet Revere, one of Paul Revere’s 16 children. Join her in reminiscing about her father’s dramatic life, the adventures of her many siblings, nieces, and nephews, and growing up in the historic North End at 19 North Square.

1:00PM NEMPAC Music Theatre Troupe present Once Upon a Mattress. Stop by the Improv Asylum for NEMPAC’s Music Theatre Troupe production of “Once Upon a Mattress” and watch it captivate students with the work of Rodgers & Hammerstein, by Mary Rodgers (music), Marshal Barer (lyrics), and Dean Fuller & Jay Thompson (book) specially adapted for young people to perform. or additional questions, please contact NEMPAC’s Educational Programs Director Manda S. Amodio mshepherd@nempacboston.org.

4:30PM Out of Rushmore’s Shadow: The Luigi Del Bianco Story. Stop by I AM Books at 189 North Street and here about how 8-year-old Lou Del Bianco found out that his Grandpa Luigi was the Chief Carver on Mount Rushmore and his life changed forever.

6:00PM Italian American Writer’s Association Open Mic and Literary Reading. Stop by I AM Books at 189 North Street for its Italian American Writer’s Association open mic and literary reading night.

Sunday, May 19

11:00AM West End Community Center Spring Hunt. Stop by the Thoreau Path in front of J. Pace & Sons where kids will college eggs with treats and a little bag to celebrate spring. Weather permitting, we will gather everyone at 11am and start the hunt promptly at 11:15am! Eggs will go fast, so don’t be late!

12:00PM BINGO Fundraiser at the Nazzaro Center. There will be a Bingo fundraiser at 30 N. Bennet Street to benefit the North End Sons and Daughters of Italy. Doors open at 12 noon and the games will begin at 1 p.m. There will be prizes for all bingo game winners and we expect a large turnout.

From the Community:

North End firm e3i Engineers Welcomes Manrico Federico, PE, as Director of Power Systems Services

e3i Engineers, Inc. a specialized engineering firm servicing clients in mission critical, healthcare, laboratory, education and intricately complex industries, is pleased to announce that Manrico Federico, PE, has joined the firm as Director of Power Systems, continue reading.

ABCD Center Rockport Day Trip on May 29th

It will be a full day with strolling, shopping, and lunch at the Blue Lobster Grille. The trip will take place on Wednesday, May 29th, once again generously sponsored by Senator Joe Boncore, Senator Sal Di Domenico, Representative Aaron Michlewitz, and City Councilor Lydia Edwards, continue reading.

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